Another day in the death of America : a chronicle of ten short lives
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New York : Nation Books, [2016].
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Book
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9781568589756, 1568589751
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xxii, 267 pages ; 24 cm
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Adult (4th Floor) - Adult Nonfiction
303.6083 You
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Published
New York : Nation Books, [2016].
Street Date
1610
Language
English
ISBN
9781568589756, 1568589751

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"On an average day in America, seven young people aged nineteen or under will be shot dead. In Another Day in the Death of America, award-winning Guardian journalist Gary Younge tells the stories of the lives lost during the course of a single day in the United States. It could have been any day, but Younge has chosen November 23, 2013. From Jaiden Dixon (9), shot point-blank by his mother's ex-boyfriend on his doorstep in Ohio, to Pedro Dado Cortez (16), shot by an enemy gang on a street corner in California, the narrative crisscrosses the country over a period of twenty-four hours to reveal the powerful human stories behind the statistics. Far from a dry account of gun policy in the United States or a polemic about the dangers of gun violence, the book is a gripping chronicle of an ordinary but deadly day in American life, and a series of character portraits of young people taken from us far too soon and those they left behind. Whether it's a father's unspeakable grief over his son who was at the wrong place at the wrong time, a mentor who tries to channel his rage by organizing, or a friend and neighbor who finds strength in faith, the lives lost on that day and the lives left behind become, in Younge's hands, impossible to ignore, or to forget. What emerges in these pages is a searing portrait of youth, family, and the way that lives can be shattered in an instant on any day in America. At a time when it has become indisputable that Americans need to rethink their position on guns, this moving narrative work puts a human face--a child's face--on the "collateral damage" of gun deaths across the country. In his journalism, Younge is committed to challenging conventional wisdom and looking twice where others might look away. There are some things, he argues, that we have come to see as normal, even when they are unacceptable. And gun violence is one of them. A clear-eyed and iconoclastic approach to this contentious issue, this book helps answer the questions so many of us are grappling with, and makes it even harder to just look away"--,Provided by publisher.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Younge, G. (2016). Another day in the death of America: a chronicle of ten short lives . Nation Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Younge, Gary. 2016. Another Day in the Death of America: A Chronicle of Ten Short Lives. Nation Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Younge, Gary. Another Day in the Death of America: A Chronicle of Ten Short Lives Nation Books, 2016.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Younge, Gary. Another Day in the Death of America: A Chronicle of Ten Short Lives Nation Books, 2016.

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